“To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.”
― Ansel Adams
“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”
― Diane Arbus
“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
― Ansel Adams
“I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don’t like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself.
Diane Arbus, American photographer March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971, noted for her surreal photographs
“Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.
“I work from awkwardness. By that I mean I don’t like to arrange things. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself. - Diane Arbus American Photographer (1923-1971)
“Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes.
“I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today’s existence.